ISU's Haseley lands competitive NAPSLO Internship

May 26 2006

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Michael Haseley, a senior insurance and risk management and accounting major from Argos, has been selected for a prestigious nine-week summer internship, sponsored by the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, Ltd. (NAPSLO).

Only 10 were selected for NAPSLO's paid summer internships and four of the 10 will be selected to attend the association's annual conference this fall. As a NAPSLO intern, Haseley will be eligible to compete for the top prize: the opportunity to serve a three-week internship in London during the summer of 2007.

During his NAPSLO experience, Haseley will be serving two separate internships - one five weeks, the other four weeks. The first will be at Essex Insurance Co. (a division of Markel Corporation) in Richmond, Va., through June 23; the second will be with Bliss & Glennon, Inc. (surplus lines broker) in Redondo Beach, Calif., from June 26 through July 21. Haseley will receive a competitive salary from his host firms, and NAPSLO will provide his stipend, travel expenses and housing costs.

"I'm excited that I get to see not only two different aspects of the surplus lines industry, but I also get to experience living in two different parts of the country," said Haseley, a 2003 graduate of Argos Jr.-Sr. High School.

During his internship experience, Haseley - the son of Paul and Doris Haseley of Argos - will learn all aspects of the surplus lines segment of the insurance industry. While surplus lines represent a small percentage of the commercial insurance market, it's important in the handling of unique, unusual or hard-to-place risks.

"I'm extremely proud of Michael," said Mary Ann Boose, professor and coordinator of the insurance and risk management program at Indiana State. "He is very deserving of this honor. It's a tremendous achievement."

During his time at ISU, Haseley has worked as a summer intern for NCR Corporation out of Dayton, Ohio (2005), and as scholarship recruitment coordinator for Networks Financial Institute at ISU.

Some of his honors and awards have included the 2006 Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Award (sponsored by the Risk Insurance Management Society), recipient of the Networks Scholarship ($20,000 over four years for students pursuing a financial services-related degree), the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship and the ISU Academic Scholarship. He's also been a member of the Dean's List and a National Merit Finalist. In addition, Haseley is a member of the Insurance and Risk Management Honors Corps (GPA of 3.6 or above), Gamma Iota Sigma Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science Collegiate Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity and Toastmasters International.

"I'm looking forward to the opportunity to apply the concepts I've learned in my insurance courses to the real world and gain valuable experience," Haseley said.

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CONTACT: Mary Ann Boose, professor and coordinator, Insurance and Risk Management Program, Indiana State University, (812) 237-2106 or m-boose@indstate.edu

WRITER: Maria Greninger, associate director, Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, (812) 237-4357 or m-greninger@indstate.edu

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Michael Haseley, a senior insurance and risk management and accounting major from Argos, has been selected for a prestigious nine-week summer internship, sponsored by the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, Ltd. (NAPSLO).

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